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. checking out the inner loop in virginia. not seeing problems from 95 to 66. and then finally 86 eastbound if you are make -- 66 eastbound if you are making your way to the beltway everything is clear there. >> thank you. >>> it is labor day. so just about every government office is closed except for a certain dmv offices in virginia. they will be opening in a couple of showers. kristin fisher is live with the reason. >> reporter: good morning, angie. i doubt that a trip to the dmv is how most people want to spend they are labor day weekend but if you are one of the thousands affected by these cent computer failures it may not be a bad idea. this location in alexandria is one of 14 locations across the state that will be open this labor day. other locations, include leesburg, woodbridge and fair oaks. the alexandria, leesburg and woodbridge locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the fair oaks location from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. the reason for all of these extended hours is because virginia's dmv is trying to dig itself out of a backlog of driver's license and identity card tra
. in virginia, i-395 looks great leaving town, continuing on to southbound 95 in virginia and westbound 66, you don't see that every day at this time. no problems to report so everyone have a great evening. back to you. >> you too, dave. >>> well most students in northern virginia head back to school tomorrow. that includes the city of alexandria, arlington, fairfax, loudoun and prince william counties. fairfax county is the largest school system in the area, with more than 170,000 kids. and some are heading back to construction sites. beechwood elementary in falls church is undergoing a major expansion. the principal said the whole thing will be worth it in the end when they have a brand spanking new facility. for students it's a mixture of anxiety and excitement. >> who is excited? >> i don't have to do football every day. >> so you're tired of football? and you're exciting about homework and reading and writing and math? >> no. >> well hopefully most kids have thur supplies to go for backpacks. but some families waited until the last minute. we found some frustrated shoppers leaving stores e
northbound in virginia. looking good from et cetera toll the 14th street bridge. 66 eastbound out of centreville. no issues making your way past route 50 to the beltway. 270 southbound looks good here at 109 to the split. no problems as it is wide open. also want to remind drivers, hov restrictions have been lifted today except for route 50. if coming back from the beaches or across the bay bridge, be prepared for that. that's in affect. 66 and 95 is clear. and 95 bw parkway no problems this morning. >>> some employees at virginia's department of motor vehicles will be at work this labor day holiday. they are racking up the poll day pay to clear a backlog that was created during the computer system meltdown. kristin fisher is live in alexandria. and i don't see any lines yet. >> no lines yet. and i highly doubt a trip to the dmv is how most people like to spend their labor day holiday but if you are affected by last week's computer blackout, then, you know, this may not be a bad idea. this dmv location in alexandria is one of 14 locations in the state that will be open today, labo
. it happened at 5:00 a.m. in west virginia just behind the charlestown racetrack. stacey is just back from west virginia with the story. >> reporter: this is a story of unspeakable tragedy and incredible bravery. this is a fire that started in one barn. a witness said it sounded like an explosion and quickly spread to two other barns. trapped inside were 50 racehorses amend the barns burned some nearby horsemen and women, even some charlestown casino workers rescued to try to save the terrified animals. >> if question save a horse's life it is something we do. like a doctor saving a human beings life. we went to the fire an the smoke was too much to go in the barn. >> within minutes of getting the others out the flames were taking over other barns and we were seconds from getting those out. >> they managed to got out 26 horses from that burning barn. the survivors were rounded up and led in to an empty stable that charlestown raceway made available for them. even a few goats that served as companion animals that made it out alive, as well. a total of 27 horses did perish. damage is stimed at 1.
and montgomery county, many locations in the's now. only near 50 in the pan handle of west virginia. so quite a cool morning near the bay in the low 60s of the even they at the atlantic beaches only in the 50s and inland as well, only the low 50s in many locations. it's in the low 40s in the mountains of western maryland on this labor day morning. so quite a chilly start there. in fact, the chilliest morning we've had since last spring. we had a clear sky and plenty of sunshine for labor day. afternoon highs into the low and mid-80s the a beautiful day for travelers coming home. it should heat up into the upper 80s then cooling down by the end of the week. how's the labor day traffic? >> well, not shockingly we are starting off early. we do have the red line going to be set down between ta coma park for rest of today, opening at 5:00 a.m. tomorrow. no trouble spots to speak of. quiet through college park into silver springs. back to you. >>> ashley, thank you, a reminder plan ahead if you are riding the red line, the forest glenn, silver spring and tacoma spots are closed. crews are upgrading
off tomorrow night for virginia tech. the 10th ranked will face number 3boise state. they are coming off a six straight tenwin season. last year they kicked off the season against alabama. tomorrow another huge game right out of the blocks. >>> that's why they come to virginia tech to play in games like this. you know, you are going to have a national audience game. hopefully a sold out stadium. and a very enthusiastic stadium. so, you know, i think our kids like this. that's why they come to virginia tech. >> it's time for our first break in the show. but when we return, it's a big day for big z. the season starts to wind down he is padding his stats. the national highlights up next when we return. [ music ]  no oil has flowed into the gulf for weeks, but it's just the beginning of our work. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf and that includes keeping you informed. my job is to listen to the shrimpers and fishermen, hotel and restaurant workers and find ways to help. that means working with communities. we have 19 cent
, many people that they need to interview. >>> the track has a long history in west virginia. it opened in 1933 before opening a gambling facility. we will have much more on the still developing story coming up tonight at 6:00. time and not victims are speaking out after an intruder broke into their home looking for valuables. they stuck in the 1900 block in a wooden. . -- in woodbridge. >> these victims are certainly upset about their safety. a woman that we talked to said she was just a hairbreadth away from being shot in the head. >> this is where my hair is burnt. this is where they hit me. the gun went off. >> the gunmen who barged into her home this morning is still on lives. they say there were seven people in the home, including a newborn, when two men came through the front door after midday. >> they pointed their guns at us. >> they grab this woman took her back to her bedroom. >> i thought she was already dead. >> the men took money and the woman's valuables and got away in a car parked right in front of the house. >> based on the circumstances, it does point in the direction
in west virginia. dozens of horses died in that fire. pat collins has our report. >> reporter: it happened in the dark hours of the morning. >> how high were the flames? >> in my estimation, 40 feet above the roof of the building. >> reporter: how hot was the fire? >> intense. >> reporter: the worst horse barn fire in charlietown in recent memory. >> this is the worst i know of. i've been here since 1974. >> reporter: 27 thoroughbreds lost. three barns destroyed on a labor day people here will never forget. what does something like this do to the horse community around this track? >> brings them together. brings them together. i'm sorry. a lot of these people, this is their life. >> reporter: i talk to donny, he was one of the first on the scene. he saw the transformer and that utility pole on fire. within seconds, that fire spread into the horse barn. there was smoke everywhere and a mad race to save those horses. >> you could just hear them yelling. been in and trying to get out. and they were burning up, you know? smoke ventilation and everything. >> reporter: this is the aftermath. twi
maryland and west virginia in many hoekss thanks to a large area of high pressure dominating our weather here and will be in place today giving us another gorgeous day and warm afternoon with low humidity, bright sun. back to work and school tomorrow. it will stay hot on wednesday afternoon as well but not too humid. cooler thursday. how's the traffic? >> good morning. we do have a traffic issue. red line is going to be shut down this morning and all day until 5:00 a.m. tomorrow between the silver spring station and the takoma park area. they have shuttle buses to get you through. add 40 min touts your commute. no problems on 395. the lanes are open and center of the screen is the hov. along 270 in the southbound direction, not a whole lot of company to start you off. wide open through frederick down towards the capitol beltway. back to you. >>> decision 2010 is in full swing and today polls will be open again at some locations in maryland despite the holiday. already there's controversy. allegations of voter fraud in prince george's county. kimberly suiters is live with the latest. good
keep you from a trip to the virginia dmv. 14 across the state will be open today. a computer glitch backed up orders almost two weeks, that meant workers could not make pictures. and certain branches will be open from 8:00 to noon today. the four in northern virginia, alexandria, fair oaks and wood bridge. you can find out more by going to our website. >>> polls will open for early voting in maryland and there's already allegations of voter fraud. kimberly suiters is live in oxon hill. >> reporter: early voting was happening on friday and saturday. it resumed here at the oxon hill library. the signs almost like the in a min goes you pepper your friends' yards with on their birthdays. right now the maryland attorney general is investigating a sample ballot handed out potentially thousands of them, handed out here at the oxon hill library. it says official democratic ballot, 26 district, prince george's count tixt the problem is it's not official at all. someone, the attorney general doesn't know yet is sending out these fake 26 district ballots. the bog us pro churs says they represe
. workers perform operational and safety upgrades. riders coming home from the virginia tech game and the maryland game the to plan accordingly for these closures. shuttle bus service is available. >>> a series of muggings at the university of maryland keep students on edge. they have been beaten and robbed three times in the last 10 days. the most recent attack was early saturday morning. police do have two suspects, a 15 year-old and a 22 year-old. police are investigating whether these cases are connected. >>> police in suburban atlanta are looking for the armed robbers who shot and killed a supermarket security guard. the master of robbers shot the guard and left his body in a cooler. there is no word on whether any money was taken. two other employees were tied up, but were not hurt. police are investigating a number of similar robberies in the area. >>> one person is dead after this fiery plane crash in a las vegas neighborhood. a small plane went down shortly after takeoff. the pilot was unable to gain altitude. on the ground was hurt. >>> as the average rate of the septemb
. the stations should reopen in time for tomorrow's morning rush, and labor day is no tron rest for some virginia dmv workers. they will be at work so people can renew or receive their drivers license. the computer glitch prevented the d.m.v. from processing for a week. 14 offices will open between 8:00-noon today. >> d.c. police are hunting the gunman who opened fire on 53rd street in d.c. two girls and man were hurt in that drive-by shooting. and we have an update on the two-alarm fire that broke out. fire officials now say the home was destroyed and the four people that lived there will need to find somewhere else to stay and the heat also damaged a neighbor's property but no one was hurt. >> and a construction worker is in the hospital after a trench collapsed. at regionnal heights. construction workers were doing foundation work when a large pile of work collapsed on a man. it took two hours to free him. he was taken to the hospital in critical condition. >> 63 degrees. >> still ahead on good morning, washington, back to school on a budget. how some teachers are stocking up without having to
in the low 80s and the upper 70s. as far as the beaches in virginia are concerned, virginia beach and to the south do be careful. we have got some rip currents to talk about. here is a look at the five day forecast. a pleasant week. a dry cold front moves through on wednesday. 90 degrees on hump day. we will be warning up. back to the low 80s again. the only concern is the dry conditions and the drought possibility out towards the highlands. other than that, enjoy your labour day week. >> back to you. >> how well can you work a lassoo? >> you are watching a big group of mexican charros beating for a world record. they showed their skills at the rope for three minutes straight. organizers say this is a fun way to show off mexico's most traditional customs. this event is part of an event that draws cowboys from all over the world. >> the ter ps are preparing for their game tomorrow. >> lindsay murphy on deck. >> do you think the huskies will learn how to lasoo those cowboys? >> i like that. >> they had to cut players to get down to their 53-man roster limit. some will be members of
in the mountains of west virginia. very comfortable conditions and you know, you actually get under the blankets for a change. there you go. lots of quiet conditions. high pressure will remain firmly rooted across the washington area today. it will start to push offshore late this afternoon. our winds will shift out of the south and that is why the thinking is we'll be a few degrees warmer than yesterday. if you have outdoor plans today, you're going to go horse back riding, or this kind ever t hing -- that kind of thing, it should be a nice day for it. a little cooler out to the west. >> sounds good. >> let's check in with lauren demarco and get a look at traffic. >> good morning, guys. i do wanted to mention that on metro, between fort totten and glenmont, the red line stayings are closed for maintenance. that will be in effect until tomorrow morning at 5:00 a.m. all day today, there is shuttle bus service. you are expected to add about 40 minutes onto your commute. give yourself extra sometime. out there on the roads, we do have an accident reported bail road at center ridge drive in oakton,
as you head on the inner loop from virginia into montgomery county. can you see there is some accident activity there in the center of your screen. it is off to the left side of the road and not causing any problems for you if you are headed up towards the bethesda area. heading from maryland into virginia on the outer loop to the right of your screen not affected, no travel lanes blocked and effect is running just fine. wide open there. 95 in virginia, southbound, same story, we've got an accident just south of this scene, south of lorton right before route one in woodbridge. it is off to the right shoulder and you can see not causing a problem here. northbound 95 looks great in fredericksburg all the way up to springfield. vut host lanes pointed north but the restricts are lifted as is the case on all of our highways except for route 50, the john hanson highway. let's look at video we have an earlier accident, veil road at center ridge drive. this is a serious wreck early this morning of his there was an arrest in this accident. there was also some injuries. we had police police on t
the state of virginia will be open today. a computer glitch prevented the d.m.v. from processing drivers licenses and i.d. cards for about a week. today they will deal with a backlog or commerce. the offices will be open from 8:00 a.m. to noon today. five metro red line stations will be closed today to do work. tacoma, silver spring, forest glen, wheaton and glenmont. metro is making improvements along an 8-mile stretch of track. they are expected to reopen in time for tomorrow morning's rush hour. >> president obama will announce his newest plan to jump-start the economy. observers can't help but note it comes just three weeks before crucial midterm elections. emily schmidt joins us live with the details. good morning, emily. >> scott, good morning to you. yes. here we are at the unofficial end of summer. same as the beginning of the falls season. that's why president obama is is planning to spend this next week focusing on the economy. he will make a proposal about infrastructure improvements. later in the week the talk moves to talk for tax plans for small businesses. republicans like
virginia governor joined tim kaine in fairfax going door to door to spread the message. connelly said a lot is at stake and his party can get the job done. >> you can't turn around the worst recession in 80 years in 18 months. i wish you could. but we, god know it, have been trying, and the other sides only answer is no. >> the canvass kickoff as part of the grassroots campaign to mobilize voters this election year. >>> president's obama is unveiling another move to fix the failing economy this week. aids confirm he will vote a permanence extension of a popular tax credit and a break for research incentive and a tax holiday. >> we like to see deathbed cob versions -- conversions, but if we had done this thing a couple of years ago, we would be in better shape. >> there are a series recovery assets available. >>> saturday marks - saturday marks 9 years since nine years since the 9/11 attacks. american muslims are airing ads showing solidarity with the u.s. ahead of the anniversary. it comes in the wake of a decision to build a mosque near ground zero. tomorrow the islamic society of north am
. this fast-moving fire broke out at the racetrack in virginia. we are live with the very latest and more of the video you can only see right here on abc7 news. >> the couple that live here in this woodbridge, returned from the race track where there were playing poker. there were gambling with their lives to save the horses. while capturing the fast-moving fire on their cell phone camera. >> how many horses are in there? >> they ran toward the hollywood casino. >> i felt my shoes were going to melt off of my feet. >> the fire quickly spread from one building to the next. they tried to pull as many horses from the stable. >> we were literally going from stall to stall. >> the billowing smoke inside and the fire quickly became too much. >> this group is on fire. you people need to move. the roof is on fire. och >> at least 25 horses were killed in the blaze that damaged three barnes. several of the horses raced at the track but the barns are not bound by the racetrack. is a a large race was held on sunday and the barns were fall. >> flames were shooting about 60 feet are set of the barnes
to take place more than it does. >> we plan virginia. that is a rivalry. we play west virginia. that is a rivalry. we play virginia tech. that is a rivalry. but when you are playing somebody that is 25 miles away from you, it's going to turn into a rivalry, and that is what i would like to see it become. >> hopefully we see it end like this one. tulsa. fourth and 10, five seconds, hale mary. domonique davis, plenty of air, and he has the right target. 6'8" justin jones. rise and shine. he out-talls everyone to the ball. east carolina stuns tulsa, your final, 51-49. >> andy roddick out of the top 10 for the first time in years and goes out in the second round. andy murray out in the next round. nadal takes the first said, 6-4. we have a good rally. samoan has gnawed after balance, and apparently that is right where the spaniard wants to be. playbook at that forehand winner. that sets up the match point for the spaniard. point-blank ace. nadal on to the fourth round, 6-4-, 6-4, 46 of 6-2. >> the third round of the deutsche bank championship. they are treating it like the john dee
, but not for employees at virginia's department of motor vehicles. the lines formed early this morning outside of the dmv in alexandria. it is one of 14 locations across the commonwealth that are open. employees are working overtime to clear a mass bag log of applications after a statewide computer system crashed for 11 days. >> i'm happy because i passed my test but i need to get my license because i waited so many weeks because the server was down so many days. >> i'd rather be sleeping in and preparing for cookouts but i'm here. >> reporter: the dmv in alexandria closed at noon but the fair oaks location will be open until 6:30 this evening. extended hours will be in affect next weekend at select dmv locations. >>> coming up ahead on 9 news now, the attacks that prompted a crime alert at one local university campus. >>> and we have some good news from the efforts to reach those 33 miners trapped in a mine in chile. we will have more on the rescue attempt in just a moment. Î >>> today marks 30 days since the mine collapsed in chile and trapped three dozen men. but now crews they may be able to reach t
in martinsburg. probably a couple of 40s out there in the mountain areas in west virginia, shenandoah valley. and warm spot, thanks to the warmer waters of the chesapeake. annapolis 68. tappahannock, 55. bill in newland 57. upper 60s by 9:00. upper 70s to near 80 at noon and we will say the 5:00 hour today. south winds five to ten. a picture perfect forecast for your holiday. how about the traffic? anything going on? >> one incident to talk about in the district. it's an accident investigation in northwest dc and new hampshire and missouri avenue. it will be closed for a while this morning. we will keep an eye on that. 270 is all clear. frederick all the way to the split. moving to 86 eastbound no problems here from manassas all the way to the beltway. 395 northbound going to the district no problems there. that is a clear commute for drivers and then finally inbound new york no problems from the times building to the third street tunnel. >>> prince georges county police are investigating a rash of strong armed robberies. the victims all university of maryland students. they are being mugged
throughout virginia will be open today. a computer glitch prevented the d.m.v. from processing drivers licenses and i.d. cards for about a week. today the offices will be open from 8:00 a.m. to noon today including offices in fair oaks, leesburg and woodbridge. five metro red line stations will be closed because of track work. they aretracktracktrack. -- they are tacoma, silver spring, forest glen, wheaton and glenmont. they are making 13wr06789s along an eight-mile stretch of track. they are expected to reopen in time for tomorrow morning's rush hour. >> president obama is set to unveil a new plan to boost the stalled economy. the president will ask congress to increase and permanently extend a tax credit for businesses to do more research and development. as the white house emphasizes small economic successes, republicans say it's too little, too late. >> we've had eight straight months of private secter job gain. >> the economic policies have failed. you can argue about jobs created and jobs stimuluses, they said -- >> schools in northern virginia reopen tomorrow with more students
knows? >> thanks for having me. >> back-to-school week for northern virginia students in arlington, prince william, fairfax, and loudoun counties, as well as alexandria city schools. drivers are reminded to watch out for school buses with their stop sides extended. and red line riders have to put up with one more day with some closures. some will not reopen until tuesday morning. the transit agency is looking to fix problems pointed out by the national transportation safety board after a crash last year. and new traffic patterns on route 7 starting tuesday. experienced drivers might feel a difference. the one-mile stretch between the dulles toll road and 123 has changed. there are fewer places where left turns are allowed. the district will now have a new supermarket. a groundbreaking will be held. the supermarket will be built in northeast washington and the 900 block of 17th street. the store will be completed in the spring of next year. still ahead on "washington weekly, we have learned that steven slater is no longer working for jetblue. >>> i am steve rudin in the belfort furn
a record in buffalo today. the 43-year-old alexandria, virginia, resident still hungry after the contest. she ate another 20 hot wings. >>> still ahead on 9 news now on this sunday night, how to protect your valuable possessions and luggage while rushing through the airport. and a frightening fall for a friend at one labor day party this weekend. that story is next. >>> to answer armando's question, i think we will have a repeat performance tomorrow. a little warmer by afternoon. let's start with our wake up weather. take a look at the temperatures. 40s and 50s. we will warm up quickly. if there is a downside today, we have ragweed through the roof. and your forecast coming up. >>> frightening moment for family and friends at a labor day party in philadelphia when a deck collapsed. fell about 20 feet. witnesses say it just buckled under the weight of everybody on it. >> frightening. frightening just to see your family, you know, between a roof like that. >> somebody could have gotten killed. scary. >> in my mind i went like what the heck is going on. >> i don't want to go on a deck for a
. >> with elections creeper closer political parties are out in full force. democrats in virginia hit the pavement today trying to gain support. former virginia governor tim mccain join connolly going door- to-door to spread their message. a lot is at stake and his party can get the job done. >> you can't turn around the worst recession in 80 years in 18 months. i wish you could. but we god knows have been trying. the only side's other answer is no. >> no. >> the candidates kick off the dmc grassroots campaign to mobilize voters this election year. >> still no cause after a truck slammed into a restaurant in false church. police say the driver lost control and collided into this meat in a box on south washington sending brick tumbling down and left the window cracked. no one was inside the restaurant and the driver we're told will be okay. >> the call to save a burning home in northeast washington, d.c. came too late. this is what firefighters saw when they arrived on the scene. show you that video. it was on minnesota avenue this morning. you can see flames shooting into the air. smoke pouring ou
going on, maryland/navy and virginia tech and boise state. i'll have the forecast in a couple of minutes. here is the live view from our sky watcher camera. you can see the potomac in the distance and off in the horizon is prince george's county. few clouds coming through, but overall lots of sunshine. 77 at national airport. in the suburbs and around the beltway it's in the low to mid-70s there. cooler around the shenandoah valley and blue ridge, down in the 40s this morning around the bay it's near 80 degrees away from the water in the mid-70ss and upper 70ss now in southern virginia and the carolinas near 80. out of the mountains near 60 now with only in the low 40s there this morning, high pressure over the region. we have a weak low passing to the north that may bring in a few clouds this afternoon. but overall lots of sunshine with low humidity and a light wind. we'll reach the low to mid-80s. we'll look at the rest of the week and the forecast for the upcoming weekend in a few minutes. . >>. >> more than 40 horses are dead after a fire. it happened around 5:00 this morning. the st
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night, or cool. 66 in downtown d.c. well we start off school for a lot of kids in virginia and that moms like me bus stop forecast. you might say mild. a touch of a cool spot from 68 and down to the 70s notice 7:00 or 8:00 hour. taking you through the rest of the afternoon on tuesday. temperatures warming up to near 90. there is a code yellow air quality. a touch of pollution. 85 still on temperature. and warm 90 in culpeper. and most of us dropping into the 80s and 70s. and the winds picking up, 10-15 miles per hour tomorrow. might be a touch of humidity notice coming back in. here is the front here in the mid morning. 8:00 is when our future cast shows that to arrive. there might be a passing shower. slightest chance. most likely a bank of clouds. not bad by the afternoon. a lot of sunshine. a west to northwest breeze picking up and cooler air rushing into thursday and into next weekend. highs in the 70s, lows into the 50s. that's for the district. outer suburbs will be pushing into the 40s for a low for that time. and we could bring showers in as soon as saturday. i'm keeping them out
an imagine from his memorial in a campaign ad. the imagine shows senate nominee and west virginia governor george mansion sitting next to president obama at the service. it is part of an attack ad on mansion by republican candidate race. senator byrd's family says the ad was senseless. >>> lawyers for steven slater say he resigned from the airline and wasn't fired. slater has been charged with criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and trespassing. >>> an 11-year-old boy in australia is attacked by a seal that he was feeding at the zoo. moments before the boy's sister took a picture. the boy said he couldn't feel anything happening. he didn't even realize how serious the situation was until his sister started crying. the zoo says that the seal has never displayed any aggressive behavior and jack has a little bit of an idea of why it may have happened. >> the seal sneezed on me, and it had fish guts all over me. and i think it smelled the fish and wanted to eat me. >> jack suffered injuries to his back and stomach, but he calls it quote just an accident. his step mom and dad say they are
in the morning, nice rebound back into the 80s, lots of sunshine, culprit with that out through west virginia, there is a little bit of cloud cover but not much. we're looking good. across the entire east coast clear as a bell. we do have a couple of areas of high pressure, one over the tennessee valley, one probably the more influencing our weather at the moment is the one off of new england right here. causing a little bit of a south wind flow to develop, brings in that milder air and gets rid of that northerly breeze we had the last coupled days. dry and mild, the next couple days, gets warm earn beings wednesday evening cooler air will begin to funnel in again. we're going to go back and forth, getting to be that time of year where the air masses battle it out. few clouds tonight, end of the day tomorrow, more of those beautiful blue skies, postcard skies, deep blues, then into our tuesday and wednesday time frame, our next front hard to make it out here, begins to edge in wednesday morning, really want to ride the cool air until later in the afternoon, back into the mid-to upper 80s, qui
jerry conley of virginia is one democrat hoping to hang on his seat. >> they get the threat. they understand there's understandable anxiety in the country given the state of the economy, but they're prepared going into battle. >> reporter: president obama has much at stake. not only does he risk losing his party's majority in congress this fall, his chances of re-election could get hurt. >> from a republican point of view, we need to bring checks and balances, tell the american people if we get back if control, we're going to check this obama agenda that has no limits. >> reporter: the latest gallup poll has troubling news for democrats. republicans have a ten-point lead and democratic voters may be in danger of dragging their feet. with twice as many republicans saying they're very enthusiastic about voting this fall. >> there's nobody in town that doesn't believe democrats lose 20 seats. could it be 40, 60? >> reporter: democrats do have a financial edge heading into the fall, but republicans insist they have the momentum. and, again, the president will be in cleveland on
and virginia in fact. 66 inbound also looking very good. no problems leaving route 50 fair oaks. eastbound past nutley street toward the beltway, no slowdowns to report. 95 and 395 look great. the h.o.v. restrictions are lifted for all major area highways except for route 50, the john hanson highway and the reversible roads are carrying two-way traffic. back to you. >> for the latest weather and traffic updates and recommendations about apps for the droid and blackberry, go to myfoxdc.com. >>> our top story this morning, allegations of election fraud in prince george's county. >> we are talking ballots sent to residents telling them who to vote for. it turns out they are bogus. sarah simmons is live in largo with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, steve and allison. many times candidates hand out sample ballots before voters head into the polls. alley handed out pamphlets for candidates they endorse. there is a similar ballot out there and some say it is completely wrong. angela alsobrook knew something was wrong as soon as the fake ballot arrived. >> it listed me as running f
doppler radar. >> big day for maryland sports. >> yeah. >> big game downtown. virginia tech takes on boise state tonight at fedex field. there is a lot going on here and we get pretty good weather for it. >> if you're not going to have the ravens in action, this is as good as it gets for football. >> that's our slogan. >> crab cakes and football. >> that's what maryland does. >> that's what maryland does. >> beautiful day for it chris in downtown. we've got sunshine out there, looking good, and expecting that really to hold up for a while. 81 degrees, humidity comfortable, 49% light southeast wind, that's what it's like to warm things up out there for us, we like that. let's see a couple of spots around the state. figured this would be timely, naval academy, 78 degrees right now, nod bad at all, humidity 59%, a peak wind gust of 17 at annapolis there. college park, you got to be even handed here, high temp. 84, gusting to 16 there today. i don't know what that means, 17 gust, annapolis, 16 gusts in college park, i don't know if that will reflect at all in the final scores. 81 right now for
right, meteorologist justin berk ran to virginia beach. lynette charles has our beautiful weather today. >> absolutely spectacular. it'll continue for the next several days as well. there is change in the forecast, but in the meantime, a lovely labor day is in store for you. ample sunshine will continue and then we'll start to warm things back up into the middle of the week. then we'll cool things back down by the end of the week. we do have a little bit of a roller coaster ride. strap yourself in. maryland's most powerful radar looks good today. when we're dry you see all the sweet stuff. no matter where you're going, you're going to stay dry. you'll see lots of sunshine. you want the sunscreen, the shades for today as well. we're at 63 degrees and the humidity's at 60%. the dew point's at 49. not too bad and feels like 63 with the winds out of the north, northeast at about 5 miles an hour. temperatures right now, we're a little coolish, especially heading over the border into pennsylvania, 46 degrees there, we're at 59 degrees into baltimore right now, easton coming in at 55 and 55 in
neck, what's that be? was he in some race? all the way to virginia beach? that's a long run. more than 10k isn't it? >> he's in good shape though, heck do it. >> we're in good shape for today. you couldn't ask for a better labor day. this is going to continue. k
for city housing, so she ends up leaving try and moving to virginia. this is the problem with the ordinary in justice. there are collateral consequences, and we end up paying for them as taxpayers. we pay for them because people cannot get a federal grants for loans for school. they go on welfare. they do not get to go to their jobs. these are the hidden cost we rarely see. why do they love him so much if he was doing these things that are against the law? the bottom line is when hank saw of lawyer cared about the client, he would make an effort to help that lawyer, said there is one woman who is a prostitute, and she had a lawyer who keeps doing her case pro bono. she keeps getting arrested for prostitution, and each time he tried to get her help, but when no one was looking, that is when the worst thing happened. there is a guy who is the town drunk, and his name is john casey. i met him, and he was drinking an enormous 10 of the year. it was of vero -- enormous can of beer. it was unfaia barrel. he was thrown into jail. casey walked back into the court and says, what happened to my case
. >> shannon: and now some fresh pickings from the political grapevine. west virginia republican senate candidate john racy is being criticized for tv ads that includes an image of democratic opponent governor joe manchin with president obama. taken at the late senator robert byrd's memorial service. racy and manchin are in a special election to fill the remainder of byrd's term. racy's campaign defended using the picture saying they didn't realize the stock photo was from the memorial service. but byrd's family called for campaign to withdrawal the ad. after a three-month stay, palin's not so welcome neighbor in wasilla is packing up and heading for his home in massachusetts. when they realized earlier the year the new guy next year was doing research on book about the former governor they added on existing eight-foot tall fence between property. mcginnis said he stayed busy all summer and minded his own business. the oval office got a makeover but the item getting the most attention is the carpet that features famous quotes from past presidents and one from martin luther king jr. the
football's opening weekend is tonight as number three boise state takes on number ten virginia tech 8:00 eastern time on our sister network espn news. i'll take boise state. my good friend brian murphy's a reporter in idaho covering that scene. i'm hoping he has a good season. >> a lot of people saying they're overrated. >> we'll see, we'll see. >>> finally this half hour, the drama hitting a sour note on "american idol." rob, typically it's the people in front of the judges' desk getting the boot from the show. >> not this time around. the controversy behind the desk this year is leading to a big shakeup. who's in and who's out? here's jeremy hubbard. >> reporter: with season ten auditions already under way, it is down to the wire. can "american idol" find the right new judges to stop a ratings slide? >> this is a wakeup call time for "american idol." the ratings went down approximately 5 million this year. they cannot lose another 5 million next season. it's a perfect time for the judge panel to be shaken up. >> reporter: kara dioguardi's departure had been rumored for weeks. but th
. especially for the little one. >> lucky. >> the west virginia state fire marshal was called to investigate but so far no word on the cause of the fire. they are saying it is accidental. the barns involved were privately owned and like most barns did not have sprinkler systems or working smoke detectors. >> i know this is in the beginning stages. did you have a chance to talk to the owners of the barns or any people who lost horses. >> one owner was down there. she was incredibly upset by what happened and felt terrible. i spock to one gentleman who had lost two horses and had one horse injured. it is an emotional attachment to these animals and a signature financial investment in the horses. it is just a horrible scene out there today. >> thank you. >>> two teenager girl and a man are recovering after a shooting here in northeast. police say their injuries are serious but not life- threatening. one of the girls was shot in the thigh and the other in the foot. they are believed to be between 14 and 18 years old. police didn't release any information on the man's wounds. police are still loo
is on schedule. stations should reopen in time for tomorrow's trip back to work. meantime some virginia d.m.v. employees will be going back to work. 14 offices will be open today from 8:00 a.m. to noon to help clear a backlog of drivers license transactions. the d.m.v. couldn't process them for a week because of a computer glitch. fair oaks, wood bridge are just two of the d.m.v.'s that will be >>> yo, taylor, i'm really happy for you. i'll let you finish. but beyonce had one of the best is videos of all time. >> that was cringe-worthy wasn't it? >> even beyonce is cinking. kanye stealing the spotlight from taylor swift during her acceptance speech. just days away. >> you're wondering why we're playing it now. kanye has come out now saying he's really sorry. over and over on the twitter page, he's saying to taylor, please forgive me. he hopes his music base, his fan base, is listening, too. >> and no word yet whether taylor has accepted the apology. good morning, meramerica, juju chang. >> george and robin are back today. they're back tomorrow. >>> also new this morning, the new side effe
conservative district. democrats that barely one -- virginia and maryland. then you have democrats that face tougher calls. chett edwards faces a tough race. these are members represent conservative districts. this may not be the year for them to save their seats. host: what will be the game plan for the white house to save the majority in the house? guest: to be very cold-blooded in their a look and where they need to invest in these races. decide where their money can make a difference. host: will the president be campaigning for individual candidates? will he stay clear and fund- raiser for them instead? what will he do? guest: i think you'll see president obama heading up the new york checkbox pretty soon. he will head up the los angeles checkbox. -- checkbooks. many of the conservative democrats -- and democrats in conservative districts, do not want to have the present campaign for them. the individualize their races. the distance themselves from the national party. host: the first lady is going to spend some of her political capital and carefully stepped into the campaign season. wher
at the governors in virginia, the governor's race in new jersey. chris christie won in new jersey, and bob macdonald one in virginia. we won an open seat held by democrat, the national chairman of the democratic party. and that was the big election. those were not the two big elections. you want to talk to the folks who watch political movements in this country, you call michael barone and others, the biggest election -- anybody know? pennsylvania. anybody know what happened in pennsylvania into a dozen 9? it was the most important election. you go back and read the comments from some of these guys, they will talk about it. they will talk about it because it was the most important election, what happened in pennsylvania in 2009? we had seven or eight judicial races. we elect our judges, not a bad idea. particularly what given on -- what went on here in iowa. why the executive offices, these are not very expensive campaign. it's been $200,000, and name recognition is everything. people do not know the position that these people hold. in a sense, in many respects like this race, their party
of virginia. >> out of fairfax, virginia. >> chris: here is what he says. >> raising taxes right now which is effectively what you do when you allow the tax cuts to expire i think does real damage to a fragile economic recovery. >> chris: here is democratic congressman jerry connelly. you'll campaign with him today. >> a good friend. >> chris: he says the democratic leadership in the white house and in congress, dead wrong. >> here is how i heard that quote. can -- letting all the tax cuts expire might be a problem. that is not what the democrats want to do. they don't want to just let everything expire. they want to let the bush design tax cuts expire and put new tax cuts in place that are targeted for the middle class -- >> chris: he was talking specifically about the tax cuts on the wealthy. >> but again, not just letting the tax cuts expire that the democrats and the white house is talking about. talking about doing additional tax cuts as we have already done for individuals and small businesses but just targeting them. you know the economic argument on this, tax cuts in the middle cl
, virginia. >> tom: finally tonight, if you can't get hired in your career field, maybe it's time to change focus. diane eastabrook brings us the story of a former chief financial officer who found a new life by returning to his roots. >> you are now at fenwick high school. you are friars. >> reporter: this assembly on the first day of class at fenwick high school in oak park, illinois, marks a new beginning for 300 freshmen. it is also a beginning for greg pritz, the school's new finance director. he joined the staff last may after being jobless for 18 months. for pritz, this job is a poignant return to the past. he graduated from the catholic high school 35 years ago. >> did you ever think you'd be back at fenwick working here? >> only in my nightmares. ( laughter ) >> reporter: we met pritz in last year's labor day special. the former chief financial officer talked with other laid- off professionals about losing work and trying to finding it again. at that point, pritz had been jobless for nine months. >> the hard part is keeping the energy up. >> reporter: as we walk the halls of his al
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and dry across maryland, delaware, really all of virginia for that matter. take you out a little wider perspective. couple areas of high pressure, the main one off shore, really there's another bubble out here over the tennessee valley. going to keep the south wind coming up. keep mild dry conditions around here for another 48 hours or so before a cooler north breeze kicks back in, even that front coming in i don't think is going to produce much in the way of rain if anything. few clouds tonight into the day tomorrow, tomorrow looks like a lot of sun line, fantastic day. we'll probably get back into the upper 80s, if you look over here, this is actually our next cool front, this marches in as we go late into the afternoon on wednesday. looks like we're going to have a warm start wednesday but by wednesday night you'll feel that cool north breeze coming in. doesn't look like that is going to trigger any shower activity. one disturbance off puerto rico, and also tropical storm her mean now off the mexican- texas border. looks to come into south texas the next day really, next 24 hours, t
: in fairfax, virginia... >> can we do it? ( cheers ) are we enthused? >> reporter: ...first-term democrat incumbent jerry connolly is working this labor day weekend to hang on to his congressional seat. >> i'm talking to many of my colleagues. they get the threat. they understand that there is understandable anxiety in the country, given the state of the economy, but they're prepared going into battle. >> reporter: but connolly's race is just one of dozens the democrats could lose in a midterm election that appears to be increasingly tilting towards republicans. the latest gallup poll has no good news for democrats. republicans have a 10-point lead, 51% to 41%, on the generic ballot. and democratic voters are in the dumps, with twice as many republicans saying they're very enthusiastic about voting this fall. while party leaders are not conceding control of the house, they are looking to cut their losses by redirecting campaign funds to the strongest democratic candidates. >> we will look at races that we can win. so we make a determination about whether or not those campaigns can be succ
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